Generally, to enter a Washington County Park by vehicle, you must display a daily or annual vehicle permit. Exceptions are the Hardwood Creek Trail and the Historic Courthouse, where no vehicle permit is required.
Additionally, there are specific days when no vehicle permit is needed in any park:
The first non-holiday Tuesday of each month.
The second Saturday in June (National Get Outdoors Day).
The Friday after Thanksgiving.
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Since 2008, communities have been celebrating National Get Outdoors Day every year. The goal of this day is to inspire and motivate people to get outside and enjoy a day of healthy and fun outdoor adventures while celebrating the exploration of nature.
Washington County Parks now designates the second Saturday in June as a free day to visit the county parks without requiring a vehicle permit. This change replaces the previous tradition of Explore Your Parks Day, which used to take place on the first Saturday in June.